Time Management

Time Management can be one of the most challenging and stressful things about being a college student. Learn how to balance time for studying, doing homework, socializing, working and sleeping.

Assess Your Level of Procrastination!

Mark the place for each item that corresponds to yourself.

Procrastination Self-Assessment
Habit or BehaviorA
Me for sure
My tendency
Not my tendency
Definitely not me
1I needlessly delay finishing jobs, even when they’re important.
2I postpone starting in on things I don’t like to do.
3When I have a deadline, I wait till the last minute.
4I delay making tough decisions.
5I keep putting off improving my work habits.
6I manage to find an excuse for not doing something.
7I put the necessary time into even boring tasks, like studying.
8I am an incurable time waster.
9I’m a time waster now but I can’t seem to do anything about it.
10When something’s too tough to tackle, I believe in postponing it.
11I promise myself I’ll do something and then drag my feet.
12Whenever I make a plan of action, I follow it.
13Even though I hate myself if I don’t get started, it doesn’t get me going.
14I always finish important jobs with time to spare.
15I get stuck in neutral even though I know how important it is to get started.
16Putting something off until tomorrow is not the way I do it.

How to Score Procrastination Self-Assessment

Items 7, 12, 14, and 16

Give yourself four points for each mark in column A, three points for each mark in column B, two points for each mark in column C, and 1 point for each mark in column D.

Remaining Items

Give yourself one point for each mark in column A, two points for each mark in column B, and three points for each mark in column C, four points for each mark in column D.

Total Your Points

You should arrive at a total ranging between 16 and 64. The average for college students is 40. Smaller scores indicate a greater tendency to procrastinate.

Procrastination Assessment Scale

Procrastination: Postponing or delaying needlessly, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.

Plan for tomorrow – don’t put it off until tomorrow!

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